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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1966-1970

Author: BBC Radio 4

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Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
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Quentin Poole

Quentin Poole

1970-12-2621:56

Roy Plomley's castaway is head chorister Quentin Poole. Favourite track: Mariner Man by William Walton Book: Novels by Agatha Christie Luxury: Flute and music
Isidore Godfrey

Isidore Godfrey

1970-02-0723:461

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Isidore Godfrey. Favourite track: Symphony in D Minor by César Franck Book: The scores of the symphonies by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Luxury: Piano
Roy Plomley's castaway is field marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Favourite track: Sei Nicht Bos (from Der Obersteiger) by Carl Zeller Book: The History of Warfare by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Luxury: Piano
Raymond Mays

Raymond Mays

1969-10-2521:34

Roy Plomley's castaway is car designer and former racer Raymond Mays. Favourite track: Love Will Find a Way by Jose Collins Book: Gaiety, Theatre of Enchantment by W MacQueen-Pope Luxury: Umbrella
Henry Williamson

Henry Williamson

1969-10-1122:16

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Henry Williamson. Favourite track: Tristan und Isolde (Act 3) by Richard Wagner Book: The Story of My Heart by Richard Jefferies Luxury: Cor anglais
Peter Pears

Peter Pears

1969-07-2126:20

Roy Plomley's castaway is tenor Peter Pears. Favourite track: Moonlight (from Peter Grimes) by Benjamin Britten Book: Tropical Plants and Their Cultivation by Louis Bruggeman Luxury: Bed
Alvar Lidell

Alvar Lidell

1969-05-0525:29

Roy Plomley's castaway is newsreader Alvar Lidell. Favourite track: String Quintet in C by Franz Schubert Book: Oxford English Dictionary Luxury: Playing cards
Hetty King

Hetty King

1969-04-1420:28

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian and musician Hetty King. Book: History of the world Luxury: Parrot
Sir Alec Rose

Sir Alec Rose

1969-04-0724:35

Roy Plomley's castaway is round-the-world sailor Sir Alec Rose. Favourite track: The Lord's Prayer by Eric Rogers Chorale and Orchestra Book: History of England Luxury: Radio receiver
Alan Pegler

Alan Pegler

1969-01-1325:46

Roy Plomley's castaway is owner of the Flying Scotsman Alan Pegler. Favourite track: Water Music Suite by George Frideric Handel Book: Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Luxury: Insect repellent
Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey

1968-12-2322:01

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Arthur Askey. Favourite track: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: Golf instruction book Luxury: Golf clubs and balls
Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell

1968-11-2521:05

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Sandy Powell. Favourite track: Silent Night by Bing Crosby Book: My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin Luxury: Violin
Roy Plomley's castaway is Senior Director of Music Lieutenant Colonel C H Jaeger. Favourite track: Suite No 3 in D Major by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Anthology of modern British poetry Luxury: Chess set
Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman

1968-09-2323:52

Roy Plomley's castaway is scriptwriter Marty Feldman. Favourite track: Concerto in D Minor for Oboe, Strings and Continuo (Opus 9 No 2) by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni Book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Luxury: Piano
Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

1968-08-2525:04

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong. Favourite track: Blueberry Hill by Louis Armstrong and his All Stars Book: His own autobiography Luxury: Trumpet
Dame Gladys Cooper

Dame Gladys Cooper

1967-12-2303:12

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Dame Gladys Cooper. Favourite track: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius Book: Anthology of poetry Luxury: Tape recorder
Fenella Fielding

Fenella Fielding

1967-06-0521:06

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Fenella Fielding. Favourite track: Long Long Summer by Dizzy Gillespie Book: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Luxury: French silk-lined leather gloves
Patience Strong

Patience Strong

1966-01-1025:42

Roy Plomley's castaway is poet Patience Strong. Favourite track: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo) by Felix Mendelssohn Book: Complete works by William Wordsworth Luxury: Indian painting showing the Crucifixion
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